Columnist Garrett Hawkins says even tough farmers can use mental and emotional help at times.
Executive Editor Christine Temple gathers best practices on embracing change.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein says a person’s enjoyment determines whether a wine is worth its cost.
Columnist Steve Albrecht has tips for employers seeking new hires.
Columnist Mark Holmes: "Whether it’s positive or negative, managers who welcome feedback provide a pathway for the company to make continuous improvement."
Editorial Vice President Eric Olson welcomes back in-person events - with caution for participating businesses.
SBJ Digital Editor Geoff Pickle entertains the thought of NFTs.
Columnist Steve Albrecht: "Most studies and surveys on employee motivation come to the same conclusion: Pay is an important factor in why an employee chooses to join an organization but not the primary motivator."
Certified financial planner Kenny Gott says "rental property can be an excellent income-producing investment, if you know what you're doing."
Statehouse columnist Phill Brooks observes more cross-party collaboration than in recent years.
SbjLive CEO Mar'Ellen Felin says get to know a job candidate's natural personalities and strengths before hiring.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein isolates the unique tastes of a familiar wine.
Columnist Mark Holmes recommends businesses "take a periodic, honest evaluation of your messaging to keep it current."
Editorial Vice President Eric Olson introduces the board's members.
SBJ Publisher Jennifer Jackson reflects on changes spurred by the past year.
Wine columnist Bennet Bodenstein tries four selections.
Digital Editor Geoff Pickle encourages Missouri legislators to pass legislation establishing daylight saving time as the standard.
Executive Editor Christine Temple says businesses should consider hybrid or flexible work models.
Statehouse columnist Phill Brooks provides history of the state legislature’s lack of momentum on the issue.
The Bark Yard dog park and bar concept launched; Charity Fent Cake Design LLC moved; and a pair of business owners collaborated on opening The Hidden Hut LLC.
Jessica Burkland, a Missouri State University business instructor in the Department of Management, talks about small business start-up trends in a post-pandemic year. Burkland, who owns Activate Consulting & Training and volunteers as a small business mentor for SCORE of Southwest Missouri, says startups that offer new services and products to help people work from home or that enhance mental health could find greater success.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, say the past year has been one of the toughest they have faced. Now in the company's 50th year, the couple says they learned a few things in 2020.
Charlie Rosenbury, president of Self-Interactive, calls on his experience in programming to illustrate lessons he has learned running a business and life in general. Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas is presented by Great Southern Bank.
Darline Mabins talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about growing up after a tragic accident took the lives of her mother and older brother. Mabins is now the regional branch sales manager for Arvest Bank. No Ceiling is an SBJ podcast, going in depth with local women, sharing their journey to the top of their professions.
Caleb Scott, owner, coach and player for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about the ways that the team works to support each other on and off the field. Scott says you can’t force people to become leaders, they have to come naturally.
Steve Williams, owner of Crosstown Barbecue, discusses the role relationships have played throughout the 51 years that Crosstown Barbecue has been in business. He says that while he puts effort into providing the best food he can, ultimately “people like to do business with people they like.”
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, relates his experience building relationships with clients since he became a photographer. He says building relationships with his clients and perfecting his craft are the most important things he does to spread his business.
Sandy Higgins, owner of the Crackerjack Shack, shares the reason behind the business’ name. She says part of the inspiration goes back to a painting her daughter had in her room when she was younger.
Heather Kite, owner of Rooted Deep Farms, relates how she started up her business in the summer of last year. She says it was a long journey, but she is satisfied with the choice she made.
Amy Susan, director of public relations at EquipmentShare, discusses EquipmentShare’s philosophy of design thinking, and how field experience dictates their innovation. Design thinking consists of brainstorming, collaborating, beta testing and a practical implementation of solutions.